Pokémon Tetris (Japanese: ポケモンショックテトリス Pokémon Shock Tetris) is a game released as part of Pokémon mini. It has only been released in Japan and Europe. It was classified by the ESRB as E for Everyone under the title Pokémon Mini Shock Tetris, but was never released in the United States.
The game is inspired by Tetris.
The game consists of several variations of the main game of Tetris with varying levels of difficulty. This game also allows most bricks to be Flipped by shaking the Pokémon mini. In all one player and VS. games, a silhouette of a Pokémon will be shown on the right hand side of the screen; if the player can make a match of 4 or more lines, the Pokémon will be captured and added to the in-game Pokédex. The player has a limited time to capture the Pokémon before it is replaced by another one chosen at random.
The player keeps playing until the screen fills up with bricks. There are three difficulty levels
- Only Tetrimino (regular four block pieces) appear
- Pentimino (five block pieces) appear as your level goes up
- Pentimino appear from the beginning
This is a time attack mode timing how long it takes for the player to match 20 lines of bricks. On the normal level only Tetrimino appear.
The player is timed to see how quickly they can clear one of every time of line combination, including one line (single), two lines (double), three lines (triple) and four lines (tetris). At the normal level only Tetrimino appear.
249 Pokémon can be captured in this game. In this mode, the player can see which Pokémon they have caught. The Pokédex also shows both the Pokémon's number and the quantity captured. Up to three kinds of picture of each Pokémon can be viewed. Rarer Pokémon appear at higher difficulties and some only appear in certain game modes.
This mode requires both players to have a copy of the game each. Multiplayer games are the same as single player with the change that when a player makes a line match, the other player receives more lines on their screen.
- This is the last game in which Jynx appears in its original dark-skinned design.